Pfizer filed a request on Friday for FDA approval for its COVID-19 vaccine, a process that public health officials estimate could take up to six months.
St. Michael’s, a private Catholic college in Colchester, will also require students to get vaccinated before returning to campus in the fall, according to spokesperson Alex Bertoni.
Employees, Bertoni said, will be “strongly encouraged” to get shots.
Norwich University, a private military academy in Northfield, will reopen with the “expectation” that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated no later than August 1, said Daphne Larkin, Norwich’s director of media relations and community affairs.
St. Michael’s, Champlain and Norwich will all grant exemptions for documented medical and religious reasons.
Middlebury College plans to announce vaccine guidance early next week, according to spokesperson Sarah Ray; University of Vermont spokesperson Enrique Corredera told Seven Days that the administration has not yet determined vaccination protocols for next year.